I think Paul described my mental state very well. When I did software programming we called this "feature creep" where we kept coming up with great ideas until we had designed something that could never be built.
So, I'm going to focus on building a really nice set of Paramour I's. After all, this may be the last Paramour I kit left unassembled in the world.
So my plan for now is this:
1. Use the Paramour bases that I have made. I just ordered badges to make them look official.
2. I'm going to build (initially) a very close to stock kit. This will make it easier to follow the manual and especially help with the mirror build.
3. Still planning a mirror build.
4. Instead of sending the plates off for anodizing, I'm going to polish one side of each. I'm already about half-way there.
5. I do plan on drilling a hole to mount the hum pot.
6. I will take Paul's advice on the magnet wire and use something that is easier to solder.
7. I will find a place to glue or otherwise mount a fuse holder like Paul suggested. The inline has to go.
8. I think I may also punch the driver hole out to accomodate the octal socket for future upgrades.
Only because it will be a real hassle to try to do it later. I've already ordered the hole shrinkers.
The following, I think I will defer for now:
1. Iron upgrades.
2. IEC mounting.
This will make a project that is true to the Paramour I design and still allow for some future enhancements.